Contest #4: Helpless User Stories
Here's your fourth and final chance to win an iPod or one of 36 other prizes in the Great Tech Call-'Em-Like-You-See-'Em Contest. Share your weird user tales to win!
The Supreme Court Strikes Out
For those who care about technology, freedom, and competition, this was perhaps the worst week in the history of the U.S. Supreme Court. The Court this week handed down two rulings which will stifle broadband competition, infringe on intellectual freedom,...
When Good Security Goes Bad
You've installed all the right hardware, and so your network is safe, right? Wrong! Too many administrators have found out that security is about more than hardware alone. Here's what
Protect Your Customer's Data
Is that a bead of sweat on your forehead? The list of companies suffering customer-data losses keeps growing. Here's what you can do to avoid being next.
Sun Opens Up
Sun's taking a part-open, part-commercial approach to Solaris and Java, as one way to respond to competitive pressures.
Sender ID -- It Could Get Ugly
It could get a little ugly out there in the anti-spam world and, as is so often the case, the uglifier of record is Microsoft which on Thursday announced that it would start "enforcing" the use of its Sender ID sender authentication protocol for senders of e-mail messages to Hotmail and MSN Mail systems. In a less avaricious world, that might be a good thing, but last year Microsoft made its desire to co-opt sender authentication by enforcing a patent it has on a part of the way DNS records have
Yes, that's right, there's only one again this week. No arguments, it's been a very busy week with testing and articles due and The News Show. This week's freebie was discovered while I was trying to test Systinet's Business Service...
MCI Quietly Offers $29.99-A-Month VoIP
Still in the process of being acquired by Verizon Communications, MCI has quietly launched a consumer VoIP service that could compete with Verizon's VoiceWing VoIP service.
Here's my million dollar idea for the day. I want to be able to copy content from one machine and paste it on another machine. This could be done somehow over the network. Maybe two machines grant each other a...
Alcatel Forms Venture Capital Fund In China
Alcatel has announced a Corporate Venture Capital Partnership Program to stimulate the development of IT and telecom technologies in China and the delivery of broadband services to Chinese users
Ping Plucks $8.5M
Startup is looking to boost its core software with Series B funding
Yahoo Chat-Room Decision Draws Fire
Yahoo's decision to pull the plug on perhaps hundreds of chat rooms following reports that some of them were used to promote sex with minors was an "overreaction" by the
Hooray! IBM Lotus Moves Notes Into The World Of Presence
Some months ago, about the time Microsoft announced Office Communicator, I had a conversation with IBM's Ed Brill in which I urged him to push IBM Lotus Notes forward into the new world of presence information and the use of presence technology. "We're working on it," he said, "trust me." I never believe in the promises of any software company, so I just sort of shoveled those words into the back of my mind, and didn't think more about it. But it's beginning to look as if Mr. Brill wasn't kiddin
Telling the supposed elite of the technology world what your opinions are is kind of a theme for the week (and in Server Pipeline land, rest assured that you are
Stupid Spammer Tricks
Our very own Don MacVittie received an interesting e-mail in what appeared to be Russian (I can't really tell -- I have enough trouble with English). This prompted Don's following comments: Note to spammers in any language... When you spam,...
Throwing the Book at Book-Cookers
Man, it just doesn't pay to defraud investors anymore. In the first of three major sentencing decisions facing former high-tech executives gone bad, Adelphia Communications Corp. founder John Rigas and his son, CFO Timothy, this week received 15 and 20...
Droids at Work
In our June 23rd edition of The Last Mile, we told you about a team of Italian Engineers who created their very own RD-D2. It chirps like the original, walks on two or three legs, and--get this--comes equipped with Bluetooth...
This edition looks at the numbers behind Fibre Channel SAN deployments.
Understanding Continuous Data Protection
A critical element of total backup systems, CDP products can help you find that needle in your data haystack. More
importantly, they offer restoration capabilities that tape, replication and snapshot
SCO Makes Its Pitch With OpenServer 6
The SCO Group on Wednesday is officially unveiling its much-anticipated OpenServer 6 software, which unifies the company's all-in-one, Web-based platform and Unix operating system; HP will certify it for ProLiant